By Joe Mckeever on May 24, 2012
Proper preparation is not for the faint of heart. It takes prayer, study, and practice.
By Perry Noble on Mar 29, 2010
Perry Noble shares his seven-step philosophy on message preparation that has served his church and staff well.
By Craig Groeschel on May 4, 2011
Craig Groeschel discusses the challenge of preaching with simplicity, practicality, and relevance while remaining spiritual enough to change lives.
By Ron Edmondson on Feb 21, 2012
Should pastors preach on topics where they have no life experience or areas they haven't yet mastered?
By Nancy Duarte on Aug 10, 2012
Are you willing to improve your preaching by learning from the latest research? If so, this TED Talk is for you.
By Outreach, Inc. on Feb 28, 2013
The Bible miniseries airs on The History Channel beginning March 3. Here's a sneak peek with expert commentary from Rick Warren.
By Clay Smith on Mar 7, 2013
Here's how one pastor answers a commonly-asked question. How would you answer?
By Haddon Robinson on May 18, 2013
Haddon Robinson suggests we need to do something more than talk about Bible history.
By Peter Mead on Jun 15, 2013
Many preachers begin with "Open your Bibles ..." But how long do those Bibles stay open?
By Ron Forseth on Jan 23, 2015
The Bible is filled with portraits of warped personalities, but there's the edification in preaching about their lives.
By Sherman Cox on Oct 11, 2013
"I have a sermon; maybe you can help me find a Scripture so that I can preach it."
By Peter Mead on Jan 30, 2014
The most recent research presents troubling results. How does your church measure up?
By Ron Forseth on Jul 16, 2014
"Should we use someone else's sermon?" I would say that in many, many cases, the answer can legitimately be "Yes."
By James White on Aug 4, 2014
Good communicators borrow material all the time. But how should you communicate your sources of ideas and inspiration?
By Joe Mckeever on Mar 6, 2015
Those who demand a Scripture verse for everything they do place an intolerable burden on the Christian life never intended by the Heavenly Father.
By Carey Nieuwhof on Jun 14, 2016
So as a church leader – as views on sexuality, family, parenting, drugs, finance and other values change – how do you respond? What do you do when the world for which you trained—maybe even the world where your approach was once effective—is disappearing before your eyes?
By Philip Holmes on Jul 7, 2016
“The reason elders are so necessary,” says Sanchez, “is because they are the means by which our sovereign king chooses to shepherd his church to display his kingdom on earth in local churches as embassies of heaven, and also to proclaim the message of the gospel, calling all people everywhere to repent and believe and enter into the kingdom. Elders shepherd the flock of God among them, under the chief Shepherd. That’s why elders are important, because it is our ascended Lord’s chosen means by which he shepherds his church.”
By Jonathon Woodyard on Aug 10, 2016
So here it is in a single sentence: After you have gone to the Bible and it has yielded sweet and glorious truths, you must take time to think over how to tell others what God has shown you, and how it applies to their lives.
By Mac Mccarthy on Aug 20, 2016
When leadership does not transition to development in a timely way, it becomes toxic.
By Ron Edmondson on Feb 7, 2017
In every church I’ve been in, people want to reproduce leaders, but few think they know how.
By Karl Vaters on Feb 17, 2017
Christians should have the reputation for being the most truthful people on earth. But we don’t.
By Brandon Cox on Feb 25, 2017
I believe that most of us can do more, need to do less, and that it’s possible to do more and less at the same time.
By Karl Vaters on Mar 6, 2017
Jesus knows what happened and didn’t happen in church last Sunday.
By Karl Vaters on Mar 16, 2017
We can either whine about how the new generation chooses to worship, or we can worship and minister with them. But we can’t do both.
By Karl Vaters on Apr 24, 2017
Principles that make sense in a big church don't always work in a smaller one.
By Lance Witt on May 8, 2017
“Sometimes as a worship pastor,” he said, “I feel like a dancing bear. It’s my job to get up and perform for the crowd, and as long as the performance is good, everyone is happy. Except me. Something is missing and I don’t know what to do.”
By Chris Pascarella on May 24, 2017
What if there was a way to identify bad preaching? Having grown up in church, I have probably listened to over 1,000 sermons in my lifetime. In all my time listening to (and now delivering) sermons, I have heard three types of bad preaching:
By Karl Vaters on Jun 29, 2017
How might a newcomer view your church? What barriers may they face? What obstacles could be unintentionally in the way of them connecting and finding a place to belong?
By Thomas Brown on Jul 10, 2017
Greater is the value of personal intimacy with God than busyness for him. Service must follow surrender and solitude.
By Ron Edmondson on Jul 5, 2017
One of the hardest things I do in ministry is interact with those who are no longer in ministry, but wish they were. They’ve been derailed. They messed up and either they got caught or the guilt got the best of them and they confessed. Watching this process over the years there appear to be some common reasons failure occurs. It doesn’t start at the failure. It starts months – and, perhaps years – prior. My hope is if we expose some of them we can catch a few people before it is too late.